2010 Online Giving Trends

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

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5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have been successful raising money for Friends Asking Friends events.

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Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

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How important is it for them to understand and keep up with the new trends in technology? To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011.

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Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 10th, 2010 It’s baaack! According to Experian’s Direct Marketing Report 2010 , direct mail advertising represents 52% of total mail volume in the United States.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends. Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. billion online in 2010.

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

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According to a June 2010 Nielsen survey of 4,200 people who had downloaded an application in the past 30 days, games were the most downloaded and followed by music, social networking, news and weather, maps, search, video and movies. Mobile Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

Tweets to Bring in the Money

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Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? But in order to be successful your tweets need to stand out from the rest of the noise on Twitter. Today I’m going to share examples from Twitter – both good and bad.

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Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

I’m discouraged by the amount of time many nonprofits are spending on new tools (like Facebook and Twitter), which may or may not work for fundraising, at the expense of optimizing their own sites! I saw (and responded to a few great appeals in 2010) but much nonprofit communication still seems artificial, inauthentic and dare I say boring! Cause Marketing Integrated Marketing Lead Generation Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.

Tech@State – Civil Society 2.0: Reflections on Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the stage with me were two of my favorite free agents, Mark Horvath (next to me on stage) and Shawn Ahmed (virtually through Twitter and video). Of all the social media for social good trends that are impacting the way nonprofits do their work, I find free agents most compelling.

Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program

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How many Twitter followers you have, how many Facebook fans (likes) and friends you have, MySpace friends, etc. For a more detailed analysis of your Twitter audience size and growth rates, check out TwitterCounter.com. Tags: Social Networking Trends

Blackbaud Index for November 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for November 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 18th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector.

5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted

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In fact, I’d probably not get much traffic or have many people share it on Twitter or Facebook. “5 Twitter only let’s you type 140 characters. Pay attention to this trend and start reviewing your email content with an eye for length. Would you be happy with a return of.30

Blackbaud Index for March 2011 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for March 2011 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 18th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector. for the 3 months ending March 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

URL Shorteners: Blind(ly) Heading Towards Disaster?

Frogloop

If you thought email radically changed the way nonprofits communicated with constituents online, then social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter may have challenged you even more. Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0Social networking has forced nonprofits to be comfortable with two-way communications, transparency, and adapting to short social conversations using limited character counts.

Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 7th, 2011 Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising.

How Useful is Social Media to Nonprofits?

Frogloop

According to Idealware’s survey of over 750 nonprofit staffers: Almost 80% "think" that they reach new supporters using Facebook, Twitter, video sharing sites like YouTube, and blogging. About 30% said that they “think&# they are raising money via Twitter, video sharing sites and LinkedIn. Other tangible results include: Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Video Web 2.0

5 Questions for Geoff Livingston | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Questions for Geoff Livingston Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on June 2nd, 2011 I’m starting a new series of short interviews with people who are really changing what’s happening in the nonprofit sector.

Charitable Giving Grew to $373.25 Billion in the U.S. in 2015

Connection Cafe

This is the sixth consecutive year of increases in giving, a period of growth that began in 2010. Macroeconomic Trends. The new trends reported by Giving USA are helpful to understand changes in the nonprofit giving landscape.

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What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking What is Jumo? Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 30th, 2010 Jumo means “together in concert” in Yoruba, a West African language.

Video: Online Advocacy Trends

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Video: Online Advocacy Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 6th, 2011 The recordings from Blackbaud and Care2′s Advocacy Live 2011 event are now online.

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

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A growing trend among organizations is to get out of the business of owning servers entirely. Another emerging trend is cloud-based computing , which enables organizations to pay only for processor cycles, memory, and storage as it's used. As the popularity and use of social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter continue to grow at staggering rates, we can expect these tools to become more and more a part of everyday business for employees.

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Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 14th, 2010 Blackbaud has a tremendous amount of data about the nonprofit sector. Compare these trends to your own donor demographics and you will get a lot of value.

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But as a bonus, I learned from Facebook expert Mari Smith , that sandwich boards and window clings with Facebook and Twitter IDS are an effective technique to close the loop between offline and social media. I was in Oakland, CA and discovered Fenton's Creamery , famous for its ice cream.

5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think the most important trend this year is multi-channel convergence: using mobile, email, web, broadcast, print, twitter, etc. Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)?

Future Trends in Charity Communications #CC2020

Amy Sample Ward

In Ben’s words: CharityComms 2020 is a presentation where key figures in charity communications have teamed up to produce a snapshot of the most significant communications trends of the coming decade. Join the conversation by using #cc2020 on Twitter!

Rules of Social Media Engagement

Frogloop

Measures of engagement include: On Twitter, people share your messages by retweeting you, recommending people follow you, and putting you on lists. In addition to retweeting on Twitter and sharing/liking/commenting on Facebook, there are ways people can recommend you to their audiences.

5 Questions: Data Data Everywhere: Drowning in a sea of Analytics

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)? .

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

The same kind of democratizing, collaborative, open source/open content trend that has swept through nonprofit technology now is gathering momentum in local, state and even national government. Even if you didn't attend, you can find a lot of notes and material here: [link] or look for Twitter archives at #gov20ne. trend represents a desire for transparency around that government policy research. In particular, an additional important trend is the use Web 2.0

Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Why Apple isn’t the Nonprofit App Grinch Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 10th, 2010 Nonprofit social media expert Beth Kanter isn’t happy with Apple at the moment. Tags: Fundraising , Mobile , Nonprofit Trends , Online Giving Similiar Articles Connecting Some Different Dots Are your donation forms smart?

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

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Broadband continues to expand and become more accessible in remote places in the world -- we're not there yet, but the trends over the next 3-5 years will allow much greater access for those in the developing world. Social networks like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube keep many of us connected to a continuous stream of information. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

What is Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Content Strategy for Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I noticed a trend on what major retailers were doing on their Facebook pages for the holiday season. Identifying a Trend. The emerging trend was that major retailers were using their Facebook pages to release special deals and give retail discounts for the holiday season.

Blackbaud Index for September 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending September 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. for the 3 months ending September 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. for the 3 months ending September 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009.

5 Questions: The Networked Nonprofit

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Organizations set up Facebook pages and Twitter accounts. Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)?

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

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Come to our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference to hear the rest! Use an RSS reader to keep on top of news and trends. and hootsuite.com allow you to post to Twitter, Facebook and more at the same time. A regular Twitter stream is more effective than 3 posts a week, all at the same time. For more ideas on how to increase your organizations communication capacity, join our session at the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference !

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter: @ HumaneSociety , @ cariegrls. I identified a trend forming with social networking, and set up our very first profile. We’re using Facebook primarily, Twitter for feedback, dabbling in Foursquare, and starting our LinkedIn presence.

5 Questions: Ending Segregation and Tapping the Power of Diversity Through Technology In Your Nonprofit

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)? .

Blackbaud Index for October 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for October 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 15th, 2010 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector.

Social Media: Just One Big Tidal Wave?

Frogloop

By 2010 that statistic to climbed to 86%. In 2010 61% of 30-49 year old US internet users social media compared to 12% in 2005. People using mobile devices to access Facebook rose about 200% between 2010 and 2011 from 63M users to 200M users.

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Effective Uses of Social Media for Fundraising

NTEN

With trends like these, it's important to consider your own approach to social media. YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are all growing in popularity as referral sites for online donations. Providers of online fundraising technology are responding to this trend by making it easier for people to cross-link their social media spaces to their online fundraising places. Philip King, Artez Interactive.

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5 Questions: Making it Real: Getting Project Management Right for Content Management Web Projects

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Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think this trend will increase the development and sharing of best practices among nonprofits in 2010 -- at least I hope so. Where can people follow you online (twitter, blog, etc.)? .